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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Hi everyone, I’m Eric.
Felipe: And I’m Felipe!
Eric: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Brazilian Portuguese Vocabulary, Lesson 7! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to food and drink. These are five types of vegetables that are common in Brazil. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at PortuguesePod101.com.

Lesson focus

Eric: Felipe, what’s our first word?
Felipe: couve
Eric: kale
Felipe: (slow) couve (regular) couve
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: couve
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Kale was brought to Brazil by the Portuguese, and today it is essential in many dishes. It's used in caldo verde, a Portuguese soup, and as a side dish for feijoada and other traditional Brazilian cuisine.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) A forma mais comum de preparar a couve é refogada.
Eric: The most common way to prepare kale is braised.
Felipe: (slow) A forma mais comum de preparar a couve é refogada.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: jiló
Eric: scarlet eggplant
Felipe: (slow) jiló (regular) jiló
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: jiló
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Scarlet eggplant is a fruit used as a vegetable in Brazilian cuisine. It is usually eaten braised as a side dish.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) O jiló traz muitos benefícios à saúde, mas tem um sabor amargo.
Eric: Scarlet eggplant brings many benefits to health, but has a bitter taste.
Felipe: (slow) O jiló traz muitos benefícios à saúde, mas tem um sabor amargo.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: mandioca
Eric: cassava
Felipe: (slow) mandioca (regular) mandioca
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: mandioca
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Cassava is a root vegetable used in many Brazilian traditional dishes. It can be simply boiled in water and eaten with some butter or made into flour and used in sweet and savory recipes.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Um tipo de farinha de mandioca chamada de polvilho doce ou azedo é usado na massa do pão de queijo.
Eric: A kind of cassava flour called sweet or sour starch is used in the dough of the cheesebread.
Felipe: (slow) Um tipo de farinha de mandioca chamada de polvilho doce ou azedo é usado na massa do pão de queijo.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: feijão
Eric: bean
Felipe: (slow) feijão (regular) feijão
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: feijão
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Many traditional Brazilian dishes feature beans as one of the stars of the dish. They are usually black or pinto beans, and are most often prepared with onion, salt, and laurel, and eaten with rice.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) O feijão nunca falta na mesa do brasileiro na hora do almoço ou da janta.
Eric: Beans are never missing from the table of a Brazilian at lunch or dinner time.
Felipe: (slow) O feijão nunca falta na mesa do brasileiro na hora do almoço ou da janta.
Eric: Okay, what’s the last word?
Felipe: palmito
Eric: heart of palm
Felipe: (slow) palmito (regular) palmito
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: palmito
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Heart of palm is the inner core of some kinds of palm trees. It's white and very soft and is often used fresh in salads or mixed with other ingredients as a filling in pies or salgados.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Os tipos de palmito mais consumidos são o palmito de pupunha e de açaí.
Eric: The most consumed types of heart of palm are pupunha and açaí.
Felipe: (slow) Os tipos de palmito mais consumidos são o palmito de pupunha e de açaí.
QUIZ
Eric: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Felipe will give you the Portuguese – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Felipe: couve
[pause]Eric: kale
Felipe: jiló
[pause]Eric: scarlet eggplant
Felipe: mandioca
[pause]Eric: cassava
Felipe: feijão
[pause]Eric: bean
Felipe: palmito
[pause]Eric: heart of palm

Outro

Eric: There you have it – five common vegetables in Brazil! We have more vocab lists available at PortuguesePod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks, everyone, see you next time!
Felipe: Tchau.

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Many people don't like to eat vegetables. What is your least favorite one?